Ruh Roh Ratings and Other Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Good News / Bad News for Bravo with the Ratings this week. On the New Jersey side of the river – ratings were up for Part 2 of the Reunion. Somehow that doesn’t surprise me – but I have a feeling people will be tuning out for Part 3. Part 2 brought in over 3.6 million viewers – a new season high. News wasn’t as good for New York. Ratings slipped to 1.7 million viewers for Part 1 of the New York reunion. There is a website http://www.bravoratings.com that reports ratings and a little writeup for Bravo shows. On this website the author (cough Simon allegedly) points out that the ratings were worse than those for Part 2 of the Reunion of Season 4 of the Real Housewives of New York – you know – the episode that brought in such low ratings that Andy decided to fire Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and someone else. Twitter and blogs are lit up with talk about Jill Zarin’s return to Watch What Happens Live next Monday, and what that might signify in the long run. I shared a twitter exchange with Simon van Kempen on a possible Alex McCord appearance on Watch What Happens Live. Here’s how it went (please excuse my not being able to spell WWHL in a morning tweet – I use this excuse a lot – but I hadn’t had my coffee yet):
I followed up with:
Meanwhile …. on the New Jersey side of things – Rabblerouser was having a conversation with Melissa Gorga:
Here’s what I think. Even if Tree did say it – Melissa shouldn’t have repeated it. The one that stands to be hurt the most with this exchange Antonia. Melissa just confirmed that the magazine didn’t misquote her. She needs to fire her PR team.
Remember the 20/20 story on Brooks Ayers (Vicki’s boyfriend – possibly ex-boyfriend) that exposed him as a dead beat dad? ABC has issued a partial retraction / clarification after Brooks threatened to sue. The statement:
This is a follow-up to a 20/20 report broadcast June 29, 2012 concerning Brooks Ayers of “Real Housewives of Orange County.” The report said, among other things, that Ayers had left his former girlfriend Nicolette Catanzarite with unpaid medical bills relating to the birth of their son Joey in December 2008, that Ayers had not visited or communicated with Joey since he was 5 or 6 months old, and that Catanzarite had been unable to locate Ayers until he was first referred to on “Real Housewives” in 2011. We want to clarify that Ayers’ insurance paid for most of Joey’s medical expenses arising from the birth, although not Catanzarite’s; that Ayers provided rent money and certain other expenses to Catanzarite for a time after Joey was born; and that Ayers saw Joey a number of times after their break-up in May 2009, the last being July or August 2010 when Joey was 19 or 20 months old. We also wanted to clarify that Ayers and Catanzarite have communicated periodically since that time, and that when Catanzarite was in California in January 2012, she met with Ayers and his girlfriend. In a statement to ABC, Ayers says that he “hopes to resolve his disputes with Nicolette soon.”
He still doesn’t sound like much of a catch.
Cast Blog – Real Housewives of Miami – by Idon’tBelieveinUnicorns
Adriana DeMoura I didn’t even realize the blog I summarized for Adriana DeMoura was from the week I missed, not this last episode. Again, she doesn’t say much. She talked about how upset she was at Karent’s behavior when she took her to the exhibit… that’s about it. Nothing surprising except the following did pique my curiosity: On a lighter note I’m thrilled to let you know about my song, Feel the Rush, which is the opening of our show! It is a happy song, and I hope you like it! It is available on iTunes and Amazon.com. So I just had to “go back to the video tape” and check it out. I’m sure there’s more to it than what can be heard…not surprisingly, it’s fittingly Latin sounding. Not sure if she wrote it, produced it, sang it or all of the above. Couldn’t help but find it comical… there’s yet another real housewife on ITunes. If I’m correct, there’s at least one in each franchise… except Beverly Hills… to date anyway (don’t know much about the new housewife). Singing seems almost as popular as writing a book… almost. Whether you like her or not, Teresa was correct when she said “anyone can be a singer these days.”
Dancing with the Stars –All Stars, Week 3, Iconic Dances – Eliminations by COCFarm
There are two eliminations this week. In the first group, it’s between Kirstie & Drew. Drew goes home. At the end of the show, it’s between Sabrina & Helio (Bristol had just been reveled to be safe…ugh!). Helio goes home. So two winners of their previous seasons are gone. It’s a different DWTS. Next week, Paula Abdul is a guest judge. There has been speculation that she may become a permanent judge. DWTS says that’s not the case. Bristol has received death threats and was sent a mysterious white powder. I think she needs to be gone already, but sheesh, that’s taking things too far. Next week, these are the dances the 9 remaining couples must perform:
- Gilles: Bollywood
- Sabrina: Jitterbug
- Shawn: Mambo
- Emmitt: Bolero
- Apolo: Hip Hop
- Melissa: Jitterbug
- Kelly: Contemporary
- Kirstie: Charleston
- Bristol: Rock n Roll
Whew. My girls were not eliminated. No need to break into the bar to help me swallow that those less entertaining remain.